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McCarthy impressive
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Rangers 6, Mariners 4
The Rangers celebrate after their 6-4 win over the Mariners. (Mike Stone/AP)
Brandon McCarthy, auditioning for a spot in the '09 rotation, allowed two runs on four hits in six innings for the win. Josh Hamilton had three hits and drove in three, and Hank Blalock added two hits and two RBIs, as the Rangers pounded 15 hits.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (54-84)
Lost 1
Texas 6, Seattle 4   TEX
Texas (68-72)
Won 1
September 2, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0   4 8 0
Texas
2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 X   6 15 1
Standings thru 9/2/08  |  Recap: SEA | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Mariners stats  |  Rangers stats
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 .310
Reed, J, CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .271
  b-Balentien, PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .199
Beltre, A, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .262
Ibanez, LF 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 .305
Lopez, Jo, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .295
Clement, DH 4 0 1 0 0 3 1 .228
LaHair, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .269
Burke, J, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .270
  a-Hulett, PH-SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .263
Betancourt, Y, SS 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 .269
  Johnson, Ro, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Valbuena, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 4 8 4 0 9 11  

a-Grounded out for Burke, J in the 7th. b-Struck out for Reed, J in the 8th. c-Reached on error for Johnson, Ro in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Reed, J (14, McCarthy), Suzuki, I (16, White), Lopez, Jo (34, Benoit).
HR: Betancourt, Y (6, 5th inning off McCarthy, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ibanez; Beltre, A; LaHair; Lopez, Jo 2; Betancourt, Y 4; Clement; Suzuki, I 2; Reed, J 2.
RBI: Ibanez 2 (97), Betancourt, Y (39), Lopez, Jo (76).
2-out RBI: Betancourt, Y; Ibanez; Lopez, Jo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Betancourt, Y; Clement.
SF: Ibanez.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Ibanez (Blalock at 2nd base), Suzuki, I (Young, M at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Beltre, A-Lopez, Jo-LaHair, Dickey-Lopez, Jo-LaHair).
Pickoffs: Feierabend (Hamilton at 1st base).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Arias, 2B 4 2 1 0 1 0 2 .283
Young, M, SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .286
Hamilton, CF 4 0 3 3 0 1 0 .298
Bradley, DH 4 2 3 0 0 0 1 .329
Blalock, 1B 4 0 2 2 0 0 2 .269
Byrd, LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .292
Cruz, N, RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 3 .281
Laird, C 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 .284
Davis, C, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .273
Totals 34 6 15 6 3 3 13  

BATTING
2B: Young, M (32, Feierabend), Bradley 2 (31, Feierabend, Feierabend), Blalock (12, Feierabend).
3B: Cruz, N (1, Feierabend).
TB: Hamilton 3; Cruz, N 4; Bradley 5; Arias; Young, M 2; Laird 3; Blalock 3.
RBI: Hamilton 3 (121), Laird (39), Blalock 2 (17).
2-out RBI: Blalock.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd; Davis, C; Cruz, N 2.
GIDP: Bradley, Arias.
Team RISP: 5-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
PO: Hamilton (1st base by Feierabend).

FIELDING
E: Francisco, F (1, missed catch).
PB: Laird (5).

 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Feierabend (L, 0-2) 5.2 11 5 5 0 3 0 6.53
Wells, J 0.1 1 1 1 2 0 0 5.06
Thomas, J 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Lowe, M 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.69
Dickey 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.38
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
McCarthy (W, 1-0) 6.0 4 2 2 0 4 1 2.25
Loe (H, 2) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.14
White 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 27.00
Benoit 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 5.11
Francisco, F (S, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.56

Wells, J pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.
White pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Pitches-strikes: Feierabend 80-56, Wells, J 14-6, Thomas, J 6-4, Lowe, M 12-7, Dickey 8-7, McCarthy 102-74, Loe 15-8, White 2-1, Benoit 17-11, Francisco, F 16-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Feierabend 5-3, Wells, J 1-0, Thomas, J 0-0, Lowe, M 0-1, Dickey 2-0, McCarthy 4-5, Loe 3-0, White 0-0, Benoit 1-0, Francisco, F 1-0.
Batters faced: Feierabend 25, Wells, J 4, Thomas, J 3, Lowe, M 2, Dickey 3, McCarthy 23, Loe 4, White 1, Benoit 5, Francisco, F 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Wells, J 1-0, Thomas, J 2-1, Lowe, M 2-0, Benoit 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Dana DeMuth. 1B: Lance Barksdale. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Ted Barrett.
Weather: 87 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 26 mph, Varies.
T: 2:35.
Att: 14,521.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
September 2, 2008
September 2, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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